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Rock Garden Boulder Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.9399, -108.4855 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bradley Mark Edwards on Apr 13, 2011
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After the graffiti removal.

Description 

The Rock Garden has lots of lines just a few miles off the main road. If you know where the Texas Block is, continue on and Rock Garden parking is on the left hand side. I have even seen some Unaweep projects in Rock and Ice magazine that are in the Rock Garden area.

It has a quick approach, a good variety of boulders, and lots of potential for me. In the Colorado Bouldering guidebook, there are 5-6 pages on the Rock Garden.

Getting There 

This is just a bit past the Texas Block area on the left hand side (assuming you're coming from Grand Junction). There's a dirt lot on the left.

Per Kevin Hadfield: this is just after mile marker 150 on CO Hwy 141 on the south side of the road.

Climbing Season

For the Nine Mile Hill area.

Weather station 12.6 miles from here

60 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',1]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Rock Garden Boulder Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rock Garden Boulder Area:
Chiseled Arete SDS   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Chiseled Arete Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Beta for Knife Wrench!

Knife Wrench! V4 6B PG13  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Scrubs Boulder
Start on the overhung southwest side of the boulder and begin to move out and right. Use not bad holds, then head around the corner and start to move up. I loved it. I thought it was a lot of fun. The top out is kind of sketchy with some large boulders underneath, but it's worth the little bit of scare....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Kevin Hadfield
From: New Castle, CO
Mar 21, 2012
This area is located just after mile marker 150 on HWY 141 on the south side of the road.
By Trent Mahaffey
Oct 23, 2016
This area is littered with glass, some routes have shards that litter the landing. So sad, why do people abuse special places like this?
By Bradley Mark Edwards
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, CO
Oct 27, 2016
You're right about the area. The WCCC (climbing coalition) cleaned it up really well a couple of years ago, but it's also a party site for teenagers and vagabonds at times. Thanks for letting us know!

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